theScore Bet Review

Joey Shadeck

Joey Shadeck | March 11th, 2020

theScore Bet is best suited for die-hard theScore media fans, who will enjoy switching between the two apps to bet and track games in real-time. Unfortunately, theScore Bet is average and fails to incorporate enough features from the media app to leave a lasting impression.

Top Takeaways for 2020

After spending six months testing thirty online sportsbooks, here are our top findings on theScore Bet:

  • theScore is a media company that has over 90M monthly users. theScore Bet is the company's sports betting app.
  • If you are a die-hard user of theScore app to check scores, news, and game updates, theScore Bet is an enticing betting option due to cross-app bet tracking.
  • theScore Bet contains only a fraction of the player info and stats that make theScore media app so great, a missed opportunity.
  • Golf, tennis, and MMA/UFC are not available to bet.
  • theScore Bet offers excellent odds on almost every sport.
  • theScore Bet is currently available to residents of New Jersey.
  • theScore bet offers great customer service which is available via phone, email, and live chat.

Review Summary

theScore Bet is best suited for die-hard theScore media fans, who will enjoy switching between the two apps to bet and track games in real-time. Unfortunately, theScore Bet is average and fails to incorporate enough features from the media app to leave a lasting impression.

FeaturetheScore Bet
US Regulated Sportsbook (legal) Yes
Casino No
Poker No
Online Availability - New Jersey Yes
Online Availability - Pennsylvania No
Online Availability - Iowa No
Online Availability - Indiana No
Online Availability - Nevada No
Online Availability - West Virginia No

Bets Offered

Overview - If you only bet on moneylines, spreads, and totals, theScore Bet is a sufficient offering. If you like exotic props and custom bets you should look elsewhere.

Disappointing number of bets Unfortunately, theScore Bet offers few bets outside of moneyline, total, and spread bets. For most NFL, MLB, and Soccer games, there are only five or fewer prop bets. Most sportsbooks offer upwards of 15-20 team and player props. For example, at other sportsbooks, you can bet over/under how many yards Tom Brady will throw for or how many total touchdowns will be thrown in an NFL game.

Cross-app bet tracking If you frequent theScore media app for live scores, play-by-play updates, and news, theScore Bet makes sense as a sports betting option. Bets you place in theScore Bet can be tracked in theScore media app. The teams you highlight as favorites in the media app will automatically be highlighted in theScore Bet app. Real-time scoring and live odds movements align with your live matchup experience between both apps, allowing you to track teams and bets easily.

Cash-out feature The cash-out feature allows you to amend your original bet. Cashing out early allows you to lock in a profit or loss by settling your bet (or a portion of your bet) early, without having to wait for the event to finish.

Gallery

Banking Options and Fees

Deposit Methods - Deposits can be made via eCheck (ACH), Bank Wire Transfers, Debit/Credit Card, or Play+ accounts. The minimum deposit is $10 for each method except Play+, which requires a $20 minimum.

Withdrawal Methods - Withdrawals can be made via a Play+ Prepaid Card, Online Banking Transfer, and cash at the Monomouth Park Racetrack.

FeaturetheScore Bet
Total Deposit Methods4
No Debit/Credit Card Deposit Fees Yes
Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card$10-$20 min
FeaturetheScore Bet
Total Withdrawal Methods3
Check Payout Speed is < 10 days Yes
No Withdrawal Fees - Check Yes
Withdrawal Min/Max - Check$10

Sports Offered

theScore Bet offers five sports, the lowest number I've seen a new sportsbook offer. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer are the only sports offered. College football and basketball are available to bet on, as well as seven different soccer leagues. Golf, tennis, and MMA/UFC are not available to bet.

Odds

The odds data below was gathered over the course of several months and contained over 10,000 data points. Data from 21 total sportsbooks were collected for NBA, Soccer, and NHL games, 17 for NFL games, 18 for NCAA games, and 16 for MLB games.

FeaturetheScore Bet
NFL Moneyline 1st
NBA Moneyline 7th
NCAAF Moneyline 6th
Soccer Moneyline 21st
MLB Moneyline-1
NHL Moneyline 3rd
NHL Spread 3rd
MLB Spread-1
NBA SpreadAverage spread odds are -110 per side
NCAAF SpreadAverage spread odds are -110 per side
NFL SpreadAverage spread odds are -110 per side

Live Betting

theScore Bet live betting is bland, which is unfortunate because it has the potential to be amazing. While there is a down and distance tracker and live clock (see image below), theScore Bet does not include play-by-play updates or stats. Users have to use theScore media app for that information, which is a missed opportunity for greatness. In terms of live bets, theScore Bet does not offer any instant bets or play-by-play bets, another missed opportunity.

Gallery

Customer Service

theScore Bet offers 24/7 live chat, 24/7 phone support, and email responses within 24 hours. My experience with theScore Bet customer service was excellent. Agents responded promptly with detailed answers, providing me with more than what I asked for.

Mobile Betting

theScore Bet app is available for Android and iOS devices. There is not currently a desktop version available to bet on. The mobile app is good, but has the potential to be great. theScore Bet provides bettors with links to game details, stats, and betting info in its media app, theScore.

It would be nice if theScore was able to include some of this information in its betting app, so users don't have to switch back and forth. Regardless, theScore media app is only a click away and provides vital information such as injuries, matchup stats, and game information. The screenshots below are from theScore media app.

Gallery

Reputation

theScore is a venture capital-backed media company that ventured into sports betting in 2019. theScore is a publically traded company listed on Toronto Stock Exchange https://tmxmatrix.com/company/SCR theScore stock is considered a penny stock, which means the company has an increased risk of going bankrupt. theScore has a sound reputation so far as a sportsbook, and I will update this section if any issues occur.

Other Notes

theScore Bet offers a few promotions, including a100%deposit match up to $100. The 100% deposit match is not as competive as DraftKings and SugarHouse, which offer a 100% deposit match up to $500.

  • Bet a 4+ Leg Parlay of $20 or more, Get a $10 Free Bet
  • This promotion offers bettors $10 for free as long as they place a 4+ leg parlay. The free $10 must bet bet within seven days of receiving it.
  • Deposit Match with a Free Bet
  • Bettors making their first deposit with theScore Bet will receive a 100% first-deposit match, up to $100. The $100 must be used within ten days.
  • Power up your betting experience by downloading theScore
  • If you download theScore media app, you will receive exclusive betting offers.

Gallery

Final Thoughts

theScore Bet is an average sportsbook that has the potential to be great. theScore Bet doesn't contain much of the awesome stats and info that theScore Media app has used to attract users over the last seven years. theScore Bet offers basic bets and sports, but bettors looking for player prop bets and sports like cricket or darts will have to look elsewhere.

Video Review

About theScore Bet

theScore Bet is the sportsbook, which uses the same branding and name as theScore media app. theScore media app is an app that provides sports fans with news on teams and players, fantasy information, standings, and scores and stats. In my personal experience, I've found theScore media app to be faster and superior to the ESPN app when checking the score of a close game. theScore media app had over 100M users in January 2019. theScore is VC-backed and has raised a total of $94.4M in funding over four rounds, according to Crunchbase.

Methodology

For the BettingBuck.com annual best online sportsbooks review published in 2020, a total of 2,300 data points were collected over six months and used to score sportsbooks. Additionally, odds data was collected for each sportsbook on over 1,400 bets to give each sportsbook a comparative odds ranking.



Learn more about how we test.


Joey Shadeck

About the author: Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for BettingBuck.com. He has been a sports fan all his life, football and basketball being his two favorites to watch. Joey remembers betting his mom that the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions as early as elementary school. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.



arrow_drop_upBack to top